Cultural Knowledge

Much can be gleaned from stories told by elders and older relatives and friends. The EBCI have been doing this for millennia. See a story here

For this project, students delved deeper into the subject by conducting storytelling interviews of their elders/older relatives or friends.  Students worked with project staff to analyze their interviews and used this information to formulate their monitoring plans. 

Students learned Cherokee vocabulary as it relates to the environment, air quality, and health. In the diagrams below, they depicted good vs. bad air quality using English and Cherokee phonetic spellings and syllabary. See the EBCI’s Cherokee Language engine for translations.